Kieran Gibbs ruled out for a further month
Friday 23 December 2011
Arsenal's defensive crisis has deepened with the news that defender
Kieran Gibbs has undergone surgery on his left groin and will be out for
Gibbs has been out of action since October after having surgery to remove a hernia, but it had been hoped he would be back for this week's game against Aston Villa.
The England full-back suffered a setback, however, and a specialist has ruled that the youngster will be out for a month.
"Kieran Gibbs has had surgery on his left groin and he will be out for a month," manager Arsene Wenger said.
Defenders Johan Djourou, Andre Santos, Carl Jenkinson and Bacary Sagna are already out for the Gunners.
Those injuries have forced Wenger to field centre-backs Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny at full-back.
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